Naomi Osaka was born in Japan to a Japanese mother and Haitian father. Since she was three years old, the tennis star has lived in the U.S. At age 16, Osaka’s 2014 WTA Tour debut included a victory over U.S. Open champ Samantha Stosur. Four years later, she beat Serena Williams in the 2018 U.S. Open finals, becoming the first Japanese singles player to win a Grand Slam.
Now a four-time Grand Slam champion, Osaka has become the highest-paid female athlete ever, earning over $34 million in endorsements alone. She is the co-owner of the North Carolina Courage women’s soccer team and founded a skincare line, Kinlò, that’s marketed toward people with melanated skin.
- Born: Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan
- Raised: New York and Florida
- Height: 5’11”
- Career singles record: 251–139
- Grand Slams: Two-time Australian Open champion (2019, 2021) and two-time U.S. Open champion (2018, 2020)
- Highest ranking: No. 1 (January 2019)
- Dominant hand: Right
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